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Horse racing has slipped in popularity. But since the mid—s, the game has been making a steady comeback. Both lost the Belmont Stakes to narrowly miss a Triple Crown, but record television ratings were set, and crowds of more than , people came out to see them try to make history.
I try to give you answers about horse racing before you even ask the questions. I focus a lot on betting, but I still take the time to explain the nuances that makes horse racing such a uniquely great game. Horses have always been a part of American culture. In early times, the animal was used in farming and transportation — so much so that when the automobile was invented, carmakers used the term horsepower to define how powerful the car engine was.
It was a term that people could easily understand. Three types of horse racing have evolved in the United States, each of which has its own peculiarities that attract a loyal following:. Standardbred or harness racing: In this form of racing, a driver sits behind the horse in a small cart called a sulky instead of riding atop the horse like a jockey.
Chapter 19 is devoted to harness racing information and handicapping tips. Quarter Horse racing: These horses are bred for break-neck speed, and the races rarely exceed yards. Head to Chapter 20 for the ins and outs of this exciting form of racing. All races are run at a racetrack that holds licensed race meets. Each state has a racing commission that ensures that all the rules of racing are being followed.
Due to the fact that people are betting on the outcome of horse races, the racing commissions place utmost importance on protecting and policing the integrity of the sport. In any gambling game, having lady luck on your side is always better.
But when it comes to handicapping, brains and intellect win out much more often than luck. Handicapping is the art and science of picking winners. You can do it several ways, though I prefer to stay away from using hat pins, coins, darts, and rabbit feet to pick my horses. Most have studied the races the night before, marking their notes in the newspaper.
Instead, I go through and eliminate the losers. The losers are those horses I think are too slow or overmatched to win that day. Getting the losers out of the way creates a smaller pool from which to pick winners, making your job a lot easier. Each label is self-explanatory. Speedballs prefer to take the early lead. Pace horses stalk the early pace.
Their past performances show more 3s and 4s, indicating their running position. I like to look for the race shape, which is how I project the race will be run. For example, if multiple speedball horses are racing, the early pace will be fast, and a speed duel will hurt their chances of winning. Conversely, if only one speed horse is racing, I call this the best bet in horse racing — lone speed. I take into account the overall class of each horse.
The classier horses win races when facing lesser rivals. For example, cheap claiming horses exhibit less class than allowance or stakes horses. I cover the class and classification of horse races in Chapter 2. Winning a horse race is never a one man show. See Chapters 7 and 8 for more. Publications like the Daily Racing Form and the racetrack program print statistics that are paramount to your handicapping. Both publish statistics on the jockeys and trainers. Equipment changes are also duly noted, such as whether the horse has blinkers on or off, is using Lasix medication, is wearing front bandages, and so on.
At minimum, the change is a signal that the trainer is trying something different to win a race. Chapter 10 is all about equipment changes. In addition, the program and Daily Racing Form list the track condition such as fast, good, muddy, and sloppy for the main track and firm, good, soft, and yielding for the turf course from race to race so you can see whether a horse runs its best effort on a certain type of dirt or turf surface.
See Chapter 9 for more on track surfaces and conditions. Parimutuel wagering is the accepted betting system in the United States. The French invented it, and the word parimutuel means betting amongst ourselves. In parimutuel wagering, the money wagered goes into a common pool. After deductions are taken out to cover racing expenses and taxes to the state, the remaining money gets paid out to the winners.
The win odds on each horse, which reflect the probable win payoff, are determined by the betting public. The more money bet on a horse, the lower its odds. Horses called long shots have higher odds because very little money has been bet on them to win. A tote board on the infield and displayed on television monitors all around the racetrack relays the odds and potential payoffs for parimutuel wagers. In horse racing, betting overlays is the key to success.
Overlays are horses going off at odds higher than their real chances of winning the race. For example, professional horseplayers put their own morning line on each race to determine overlays. A simple way to find overlays is to trust the oddsmaker at major racetracks. Then bet on horses that are going off at odds much higher than their morning line.
Although you can make all kinds of wagers, newcomers should focus on straight bets, meaning to win, place, and show. You collect on a win bet when your horse finishes first, on a place bet if it runs first or second, and on a show bet when your horse ends up first, second, or third. The concept is a simple one to grasp. Bet one horse to do one good thing for you to win money.
In betting, you can use multiple horses, giving yourself a chance to cash a sizeable ticket and still keeping your investment small. Exotic wagers see Chapter 15 give you a chance to win a sizeable amount of money with a small investment.
With a small bankroll, the main exotic plays are the quinella, exacta, and daily double. The last two plays produce high rewards but are also very high risk wagers. But because you beat both race favorites, the daily double payoff is overlaid. The ultimate wager in going for the score is the pick 6.
My recommendation is to bet the pick 4. That price is much more affordable than the pick 6. Beat a couple race favorites in the pick 4, and you could take home a nice windfall for the night. Planning your wagers and managing your bankroll with discipline are vital contributors to winning at the horse races — so much so that Chapter 13 no pun intended is devoted to that topic.
No ATM withdrawals allowed! If you tap out, no chasing good money after bad. I like to plan my overall day of gambling so I have some idea how many races interest me. For example, if I really like three horses to win, I must discipline myself to use a percentage of my bankroll on those three horses and races first. I still have enough flexibility to make a small unplanned action bet or two. If I win one of three, I have a chance to break even. If I win two of three, I make money for the day.
If I win all three prime bets, consider it a lady luck afternoon. I also have flexibility if any of my action bets win. This is just one example. I want you to understand the principle that some of the profits should be reinvested into your prime plays, which are your strongest plays, and not just frittered away on unplanned action bets. Chasing your losses can turn a bad betting day into a horrendous day.
For the longest time, the racetrack was the only place to go for betting on the horses. Now you have hundreds of places to bet horse races, including out of your own home. I give you an idea of how much everything costs, where to sit, where to eat, where to see the horses up close, and so on. OTBs off-track betting parlors are popular places to bet on horse racing.
The good ones offer a lot of amenities, such as fine dining, cushy chairs, plenty of work space, betting terminals at your seat, and so on. The search is powered by Mapquest, so you can request text directions or print out a map. If you need additional information, telephone the facility before going there.
In Las Vegas, you can bet on the races in race books. These are well-appointed rooms with plenty of seating, well-lit counter space, dozens of television sets, lots of ticket writers to handle your wagers, and something Las Vegas is very famous for — free drinks. Nearly every casino in town has a race book for the horses. The race book is right next door to the sports book 99 percent of the time.
Yes, betting on sporting events is legal in the state of Nevada. Many race books offer contests and twin quinella wagers that can maximize your winning potential. A list of the local contests is printed a couple times a week in the Daily Racing Form. I give you more Las Vegas horse betting information in Chapter Unfortunately, the two networks have racetrack exclusive contracts. So to see all the available race signals, you need to find a provider that carries both channels, whether you have a cable or a satellite system.
As far as betting, there are many providers of telephone wagering throughout the United States. You need to verify what companies you can legally sign up with in the state you reside. You can also set up betting accounts with Internet companies. You can find a detailed list of bet providers in Chapter Here are ten questions about the sport from simple to not so simple. I gave the test to Mr. Ed, and he aced it. When the starter presses the button to begin a race, the stall doors spring open and the horses and riders come out.
Is the starter turning on or turning off the electricity to open the stall doors? Who was the most famous Australian Thoroughbred racehorse of all time? A Hollywood movie has even been made about him. If I bet a trifecta part-wheel, keying one horse to win and putting four other horses underneath, how much does the ticket cost?
A horse is winning a race very easily. The jockey grabs the horse around the neck and hangs on. The horse lands on its stomach and slides across the finish line. Does he still win the race? The quarter-pole is literally a quarter of a mile from the finish line. Racetracks use a heavy duty automotive battery connected to the starting gate. When the starter presses the button, he turns off the electricity, which has been keeping the stall doors shut.
Phar Lap. He came to the United States to race and unfortunately died under mysterious circumstances. The Kentucky Derby is for 3-year-old horses, so you can only run in the race once. Jockey George Woolf. The key is that the jockey stayed on the horse, so the animal carried the correct weight across the finish line.
Acey-deucy is a jockey riding style where the right stirrup is shorter than the left stirrup. Measuring the differences between long and short races. Leveling the playing field in horse racing. In professional sports like football, baseball, and basketball, every attempt is made to keep the sport honest and to create a competitive balance. This competitive balance, also known as parity, gives the competitors an equal chance of winning.
With the rise of online gambling, that number is expected to grow even higher. Another reason to give it a try is convenience. Thanks to the internet, you no longer have to go to a racetrack to place a bet. You can do it via your computer or smartphone. There are many different types of bets you can wager your money on in horse racing, the simplest being the winner.
Basically, you just put your money on a horse and if it finishes the race first, you get the money. On the contrary! Some of those are not only really entertaining but can also result in big wins. If the horse you bet on finishes on one of the top two spots, you win!
If you get the exact order of the top two, you can expect big winnings coming your way. This is why many bettors use an alternative to the exacta bet called quinella. An even more exciting version of this bet is superfecta, which involves guessing the top four horses in exact order. The more info you collect, the easier it is to predict the winning horse. The most important factor to take into consideration is the form of the horse. You got to take into account other factors, like the distance of the track, for example.
Some horses and jockeys make better results on larger tracks, others do better at shorter distances. I am very surprised. I've been at it for decades and read it on a whim. I'd recommend it to any level of Horseplayer from Novice to Expert. I actually learned more than I ever thought I would.
This book is just the winning ticket for those who are just getting started in horse racing. Everything you need to know about betting and handicapping can be found here. You will not need another book on this subject. Chapters are easy to read and short.
You can even download a cheat sheet to take to the track or track betting site. I wholeheartedly recommend this book! I ordered the book a week before we attended the event. I had never been to the races and have always wanted to do so, and I wanted to be able to enjoy the whole experience and be comfortable with the surroundings etc. This book was fantastic! By the end of the evening I was helping my friends and people I just met with their bets. It was so much fun. I always love these "For Dummies" books because they are written so that you really can understand the subject matter.
This one is no exception. It's not a book that I would sit and read cover to cover, although I did read the first two chapters like that, but I've found it to be especially useful in looking up terms, or specific questions. The "quick tips" in the margins are great. I use a highlighter when reading, so that it's especially easy to go back to a particular subject of interest.
I would recommend this book for anyone wanting to learn more about how to bet the horses. Pretty good book with loads of information! I read it from cover to cover and put what I learned from the book to use at the track. Won several races! If you're new to handicapping or need a refresher, this book is a must on your shelf!
I was one of those people that would smirk and roll my eyes every time I would see one of these 'for dummies' books. No longer. I didn't realize each book is written by a professional dedicated to that books' particular topic. Anyway, this book was perfect. Great for the beginner, which i am not, and great for seeing a new way to look at your style of handicapping, to see if there are any angles you are overlooking, or need some improvement in.
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